NACW urges employers to recognize that domestic violence does not stay at home when victims go to work. Domestic violence can interfere with a woman¹s ability to get, keep or perform a job and cost employers billions a year in absenteeism, health care costs, productivity and employee turnover.
Promote: Promote the development of workplace policies that ensure that workplaces across America are supportive of the needs of employees who are facing domestic violence.
NACW urges support for laws and policies that ensure that workplaces across America are supportive of the needs of employees who are facing domestic violence. It is estimated that 175,000 days per year are missed from paid work due to domestic violence.
Position: Develop and implement laws and policies that allow victims of domestic violence leave from work to enforce legal protections.
NACW encourages intervention and prevention to help save children from violence at home and at school. Children deserve to live in homes and attend schools that are free of violence.
Position: Promote the development of programs and strategies that help children reject violence in their homes, their schools, and their communities.